Search Results: "Dominique Jolin"


BOOK REVIEW

IT'S NOT FAIR! by Dominique Jolin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"The cartoon-style manner of the telling is reminiscent of a long foldout greeting card; this is lively, but artificially sweetened. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An angry girl comes home from school (motion lines and cloud puffs indicate the door slamming behind her), and, finding her father at the computer, launches into a litany of generic complaints. Read full book review >

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IN THE NAME OF GOD by Paula Jolin
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2007

"Nadia's story reminds us that some truths are best expressed by fiction. (Fiction. YA)"
In the cramped Damascus apartment 17-year-old Nadia shares with her family, life is tough and getting tougher. Read full book review >

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THREE WITCHES by Paula Jolin
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The author's depiction of teens struggling with conflicting cultural expectations is riveting and convincing, but it needs more support than is provided by this novel's flimsy premise. (Fiction. YA)"
Her debut novel, In the Name of God (2007), introduced Jolin as a writer of power and promise. Read full book review >

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THE TREASURE CHEST by Dominique Falda
Released: April 1, 1999

"Falda prevents sentiment from overwhelming the charming forest setting and the cast of imaginative, endearing friends. (Picture book. 4-7)"
PLB 0-7358-1050-8 This tale of sudden riches from Falda (The Angel and the Child, 1995, etc.) examines the true meaning of friendship. Read full book review >

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RED EMERALD by Dominique Merz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2013

"A compelling tale plagued by awkward prose."
A retired Swiss advertising exec is hired to inspect a wealthy banker's mining outfit in Merz's debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE POSSIBILITY OF FIREFLIES by Dominique Paul
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Highly recommended. (Fiction. YA)"
In an achingly sad debut, Paul tells the story of 14-year-old Ellie Roma. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"The author has cut a smart niche for herself in garden writing: unceremonious, except when ceremony is in order."
Browning (Around the House and in the Garden, 2002) may be the editor-in-chief of House & Garden, but her half-acre patch north of New York City is anything but precious. Read full book review >

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A THOUSAND SUNS by Dominique Lapierre
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 1999

"Regardless, you'll keep reading. (30 b&w photos)"
An intriguing, albeit subjective, look at some of this century's most interesting people. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2013

"Though this book doesn't quite live up to the genius of Blanche's beloved Bach, it certainly strikes some lovely chords."
Using music as metaphor, this loving biographical tribute offers advice on artistry and life. Read full book review >